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). The strip of land in the foreground is the former runway of the retired Kai Tak Airport.]] Hung Hom () is an area in the southeast of Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong. Including the area of Whampoa, Tai Wan, Hok Yuen, Lo Lung Hang and No. 12 Hill are administratively part of the Kowloon City District, with a portion west of Hung Hom Bay in the Yau Tsim Mong District. Hung Hom serves mainly residential purposes, but it is mixed with some industrial buildings in the north.

Geography

Hung Hom is in the southeast of the Kowloon Peninsula. It is bordered by Victoria Harbour in the south, King's Park in the west, No. 12 Hill, Hok Yuen and the valley Lo Lung Hang. in the north.

History

Originally, Hung Hom was much smaller than the present-day context. Hung Hom Bay has been partially reclaimed several times since 1850, expanding the area of Hung Hom as a consequence. Rumsey Rock, formerly located in the bay, was buried in the reclamation process. Later a town was developed eastward parallel to the Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock. Hung Hom was renamed to "Yamashita District" during the Japanese occupation from 1941 to 1945. It was one of the few places to be renamed.

Education

and Hong Chong Road]] * French International School of Hong Kong|French International School of Hong Kong (Victor Segalen) Hung Hom Campus
Holy Angels Canossian School
* Holy Carpenter Secondary School * Hong Kong Community College (Hung Hom Bay campus) * Hong Kong Polytechnic University *Ma Tau Chung Government Primary School(Hung Hom Bay)

Residential

right|thumb|Royal Peninsula car entrance * Chatham Gate * Harbour Place * Harbourfront Horizon * Harbourview Horizon * The Harbourfront Landmark * Hunghom Bay Centre * Hunghom Gardens * La Lumiere * Laguna Verde * The Metropolis Residence * Royal Peninsula * Stars by the Harbour * Star Ruby * The Vantage * Whampoa Estate * Whampoa Garden * Public housing estates in Hung Hom

Facilities

]] shopping centre, an AEON Style department store is located in its basement.]] * Hong Kong Coliseum * Hung Hom Municipal Building, which includes the Hung Hom Library, Hung Hom Municipal Building Sports Centre, and the Hung Hom Market with a cooked food centre * Hung Hom Fire Station * Two post offices and the International Mail Centre * Hutchison Park, a small park located in a built up residential area once occupied by docklands and fill-in to create more land for residential use. * Tai Wan Shan Park, Tai Wan Shan Swimming Pool * Hung Hum Promenade * Hong Kong Police Traffic Kowloon West Base * ''Fortune Metropolis'', a shopping mall in Hung Hom Bay * ''The Whampoa'', a shopping centre in Whampoa Garden * Lux Theatre * Hotels, including Kerry Hotel Hong Kong, Harbour Grand Kowloon and Harbour Plaza Metropolis

Religion

Temple]] * Guanyin|Kwun Yum Temple. Built in 1873. Grade II historic building * Pak Tai Temple, located at No. 146 Ma Tau Wai Road. Built in 1876.Chinese Temples Committee: Pak Tai Temple, Hok Un Kok
/ref> Grade III historic building * Holy Carpenter Church (Anglican) * St. Mary's Church (Catholic) * True World Lutheran Church

Transport



MTR

Hung Hom is served by the Hung Hom station of the MTR. The station serves as the southern terminus of both East Rail line and West Rail line, as well as the terminus of cross-border services with destinations to major cities in China. As of October 2016, Ho Man Tin station and Whampoa station as part of an extension of the Kwun Tong line, are available for accessing the Hung Hom area.

Tunnel

thumb|right|250px|Toll plaza of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel at Hung Hom The Cross-Harbour Tunnel, part of Route 1, was the first road tunnel in Hong Kong that was built under water. It opened on 2 August 1972, and it connects Hong Kong Island and Kowloon at Kellett Island and a reclaimed site at Hung Hom Bay, respectively.

Ferries

Ferries serving Hung Hom Ferry Pier: * New World First Ferry: North Point Ferry Pier - Hung Hom Ferry Pier (HK$6.5) * Fortune Ferry: Central Ferry Pier - Hung Hom Ferry Pier (HK$9)

Buses

There are three bus terminals in Hung Hom. Many buses serve the area. ** Solely-operated cross harbour route: 108 ** Cross harbour routes operated with Citybus: 102, 102P, 103, 103P, 107, 107P, 117, 118, 118P, 170, 171, 182, N118, N170, N182 ** Cross harbour routes operated with New World First Bus: 101, 101R, 101X, 102R, 104, 106, 106A, 106P, 109, 110, 111, 111P, 112, 113, 115, 115P, 116, 301, N121, N122; ** Non-cross harbour routes: 2E, 3B, 5, 5A, 5C, 5D, 6C, 6F, 7B, 8, 8A, 8P, 11, 11K, 11X, 12A, 12P, 13X, 14, 15, 15X, 21, 26, 28, 30X, 41, 45, 85S, 85X, 87D, 93K, 98D, 219X, 224X, 230X, 260X, 268B, 269B, 271S, 287D, 296D, 297, 297P, N41X, N216, N241, N271, N281; * New World First Bus: 796X. * Citybus: A20, A21, A22, A23, E21X, E23, E23A, R11, R22, N11, N23, NA20. * Minibus routes: 2, 2A, 6, 6A, 6X, 8, 13.

See also

* List of places in Hong Kong

References



External links


Map of Hung Hom area
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